Gather around the table - round tables make for more sociable spaces.
Many years ago the round dining table was a sign of equality - a way to ensure that no one at the table was more important than the others. Only the most formal college halls and booth seating spaces still adhere to the old concept of long tables with an important person at the head, and for good reason - they limit conversation to immediate seating partners, make sharing difficult and create access difficulties when people have to take the long walk around them. In today’s schools, colleges and canteens, round tables are a great way to allow people to eat together informally. Outside of mealtimes, when used for breakout spaces and workshopping, they allow easy conversation flow among groups of people.
Make better use of precious space with round tables.
For smaller eating and drinking spaces, it can be more practical to work with arrangements of smaller, round dining tables rather than one long bench table. Furniture can then be rearranged as required, or you can have the option of high and low tables for mixed spaces of adults and children. In crowded canteens and school dining halls the lack of corners and sharp edges on round tables can be a real bonus too. Choosing round canteen table styles with a single leg can increase leg room for diners. Our central table bases come in sleek metal or practical black and white finishes and are hard wearing enough to withstand any amount of foot traffic.
Canteen furniture is the workhorse of the commercial space. It has to be tough enough to withstand daily eating and drinking, high traffic and continuous cleaning. Our design led canteen furniture comes in ultra tough laminate finishes in over 100 colours, so it can easily withstand even the most demanding diners and still look good enough to allow you to use the room for extra workspace when dinner’s over. These durable finishes make cleaning up a breeze too. And don’t forget to make full use of outside space, with equally stylish outdoor tables and bench seating that making eating and drinking outdoors a real picnic.